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X-T1 Focusing performance | John Caz

X-T1 Focusing performance | John Caz | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
The Fuji X-T1 is still young at a few months old, so the AF performance is obviously not as sophisticated or refined as those of DSLR’s, but none the less its performance is so impressive today, that one wonders about what the future holds for both the DSLR’s and the X-T1! What follows are my findings on the focusing performance for the X-T1, hope you find them interesting and useful. The X-T1 is one amazing camera! I’ve said that before ;-) I still cant get over the fact that its face detection is so precise and constant. If you mainly shoot people, you will surely appreciate the X-T1’s face detection capabilities. Apart from being able to keep the plane of focus on the eyes shot after shot, its fast as well allowing me to even shoot unmanageable kids. My son for instance, never stays still when in front of my camera, yet the face detection of the X-T1 always seems to be able to track him as he swings back and forth , left and right.......
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The focus advantage of a Fuji X camera for lifestyle photography | Tom Grill

The focus advantage of a Fuji X camera for lifestyle photography | Tom Grill | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


One feature I am starting to really appreciate on the X cameras is the way the focus point can be moved into even the furthest corners of the image frame.  When photographing people I like to put the focus point on their eye. With most other cameras this is often difficult to do when the model's face is near the edge of the frame. The X cameras have 49 focus points scattered over most of the image frame making it easy to place one close to the edge of the frame. Plus the size of the focus rectangle can be change on the fly by turning the rear command dial.  While many pro DSLR cameras have even more focus points than the X cameras, these points are usually grouped towards the middle of the frame leaving a large border along the edges of the frame without any focus coverage. DSLR photographers have learned to "grab focus" and then move the frame to compose the shot.  With a Fuji X camera that isn't necessary, and that is one reason I like it for lifestyle photography........

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X-Pro1 EVF Manual Focusing Technique | markdphotoguy on youtube

This is a very quick (read: low production value) video showing a focusing technique for the X-Pro 1 when using the EVF for manual focusing.

 

Using the EVF on the X-Pro 1 you can use the tendency of the EVF to show aliasing on curved and diagonal lines as well as moire on patterns to act as a kind of focus peaking. It would be nice if Fujifilm adds focus peaking on a future firmware update (after all sony did it) but until then this little technique works like a charm. Please note that this aliasing and moire don't show up in the image they are natural consequences of the resolution in the electronic viewfinder. The aliasing and moire can also be seen and used on the LCD on the back of the camera when manually focusing.

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The Problem With The Focus-Recompose Method | Digital Photography School

The Problem With The Focus-Recompose Method | Digital Photography School | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

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Focus-Recompose is easy, intuitive, quick and self-defeating. While this method will work in some situations, there’s no way to know how well it will work without calculating your depth of field before each shot to see if you have any wiggle room with your depth of field. So don’t be afraid to use your other focus points to avoid focusing and recomposing. I won’t disagree that the center point is the most accurate but the other focus points are hands down a better option than recomposing without refocusing.....

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FUJIFILM OVF | FOCUSING WITH THE X-PRO 1 AND X100S pt 2 | V. OPOKU

FUJIFILM OVF | FOCUSING WITH THE X-PRO 1 AND X100S pt 2 | V. OPOKU | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The reason I put together the first article was to try and provide a solution to a “problem” ; the problem being when using the Optical Viewfinder the auto focus on Fujifilm X-series cameras “is a joke, even when the focus box turns green, nearly half of the shots are out of focus.”  Due to this “problem” some users sold their cameras and others shoot exclusively with the Electronic Viewfinder – as its autofocus is “more accurate than that of the Optical Viewfinder’s”. However, the camera has only one real focus box, so if the autofocus is inaccurate when using the OVF, then it should also be inaccurate when using the EVF. If the focus box is the same in both the OVF and the EVF, then why does the OVF tend to miss the point we focus on? When we look through the viewfinder in OVF mode – this is what we should see by default.....

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Jos van Zetten's comment, January 5, 5:49 AM
good and helpful article
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Fuji X-Pro1 vs Olympus OM-D low light focus test | Steff Huff on YouTube

Just a quick rough video to show what I have been talking about. The X-Pro 1 has issues focusing in low light while other cameras do not. I like the camera and it's output but the AF has frustrated me on many occasions. When you miss shots, it is no fun.
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